"I did [commit], trust me," the 6-foot-7 power forward said Sunday afternoon.
"I felt most comfortable there. They've just been there the longest and the hardest and it's the best of both worlds. It's great academically and I love the basketball team. I feel confident that Sean Miller is going to take my game to the highest level. What really did it was the players. They just took me in more than any other school."
Brown, who rolled with Cincinnati AAU this summer and plays high school ball for Dayton Chaminade-Juliene, had nothing but kind words for the schools that recruited him throughout the process. Some had picked up other targets but Brown enjoyed the dealings he had with them.
Brown had some struggles in the summer from a scoring standpoint, but is pumped up the future of Xavier basketball and his role in the program.
"No. 1, any successful career for me is winning a national championship," Brown said. "Personally, I'd like to make first team all-conference and be player of the year eventually. I'd like to play in the NBA.
"Me and B.J. [Raymond] are going to go in there and do some work and take this program to another level."